Jens Osterwald

is looking for a new team member.

Düsseldorf, Germany

About me

- Management Executive with +15 years of hands-on experience having demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to achieve successes in highly competitive markets. - A true allrounder with extensive knowledge of all transport modes ranging from air and ocean freight, projects, tank container, chemicals & dangerous goods as well as warehousing and contract logistics. - Strong footprint in sales and business development as well as trade lane management including regular overseas sales within Asia and Europe. - Proven ability to successfully analyze critical business and supply chain requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop best practice and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, and optimizing revenue. - Proven track record in IT as well as quality management including successful implementation of AEO (Advanced Economic Operator) and ISO 9001/14001/27001


Business Development


Professional experience for Jens Osterwald

  • Current 2 years and 2 months, since Jan 2022

    Managing Director Germany

    Crane Worldwide Germany GmbH

  • 4 years and 5 months, Mar 2017 - Jul 2021

    Managing Director South Korea


    Overall management responsibility for the local subsidiary in South Korea comprising of 2 offices (Seoul/Busan) and 30-35 employees. Conceptual/commercial supervision with full responsibility for budget and P&L. Market as well as product development for Korea covering all services and modes of transportation. Implementing ISO 9001/14001 and AEO certification as well as vendor management. Close supervision of sales team with 5 full time employees.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Mar 2015 - Jan 2017

    General Manager Contract Logistics South Korea

    LESCHACO Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG

    Establishing 'Contract Logistics & Warehousing'​ as an integrated business unit by building up a multi-customer facility in Busan from scratch. Designing individual door-to-door supply chain solutions by connecting the warehouse with the company's national distribution network as well as international freight forwarding services. Conceptual and commercial supervision for all warehouse related business activities from A to Z.

  • 3 years and 4 months, Nov 2011 - Feb 2015

    Head of Airfreight South Korea

    LESCHACO Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG

    Restructuring the airfreight department in order to increase business volume and improve profitability. Implementing new airfreight products such as a regular consolidation service from Frankfurt to Incheon. Business development and sales activities on both sides of the supply chain including frequent overseas sales trips.

  • 4 years and 8 months, Jul 2010 - Feb 2015

    Senior Business Development Manager South Korea

    LESCHACO Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG

    Being responsible for business development in general as well as trade lane development between Germany and Korea in particular. Taking care of special projects in the area of project logistics and break bulk. Carrying out plant relocation projects for a German automotive company. Doing active sales primarily in the foreign business community in Korea. Supporting local colleagues with specific know-how of the European market.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

    Sales Representative Tankcontainer

    LESCHACO Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG

    Taking care of tank container sales in Germany as well as product and business development. Analysing growth potentials in the market. Being involved in fleet management as well as procurement and tender management for customers in the chemical industry.

  • 3 years, Aug 2005 - Jul 2008

    Management Trainee

    LESCHACO Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG

Educational background for Jens Osterwald

  • 1 year and 7 months, Oct 2021 - Apr 2023

    Executive Master in Change Management

    INSEAD Business School

  • 1 year and 10 months, May 2013 - Feb 2015

    Master in Business Administration

    Sejong University

    Having successfully graduated after joining the SS-MBA program offered by Sejong University in collaboration with the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, NY.

  • 1 year, Apr 2009 - Mar 2010

    Bachelor in Business Administration

    FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management

    One-year, bilingual (English/German) postgraduate program offered in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands Topics: - Introducing new products/commodity management - Business strategy/corporate leadership - International investment decisions/corporate finance - Efficient auditing and controlling/auditing

  • 2 years and 7 months, Aug 2005 - Feb 2008

    Graduate in Transport & Logistics

    BIHV - Bremen Institute for Logistics Management & Trade, Bremen, Germany

    Dual study program combining the advantages of the certified apprenticeship (hands-on experience, training on the job) with the rather academic approach of a part-time undergraduate dregree in logistics offered by BIHV - Bremen Institute for Logistics Management & Trade in Bremen


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Korean


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